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Writer-actress Kathleen Robertson has scored a promising gig. The former “Boss” star has signed on to adapt “The Possibilities,” Kaui Hart Hemmings’ follow up novel to “The Descendants,” for Fox Searchlight. Deadline reports that Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air,” “Juno”) is planning to direct the project, which centers on a grieving mother who loses her son in an avalanche and forms a friendship with a mysterious young girl.
Alexander Payne’s 2011 adaptation of “The Descendants” won him and his co-writers on the project an Academy Award. The family drama received four other Oscar nods including Best Picture, and grossed over $175 million at the box office.
Robertson, whose acting credits include “Murder in the First,” “Bates Motel,” and the original “90210,” completed the Writers Guild’s Showrunners Training Program. The source writes that she “recently adapted the 1994 satire ‘Swimming With Sharks’ for E! with Kevin Spacey executive producing and has her own dramedy ‘Your Time Is Up’ set up at Lifetime with Christina Applegate set to star.” Both projects hail from Lionsgate TV.
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- Laura Berger
Exclusive: Kathleen Robertson will adapt The Possibilities, Kaui Hart Hemmings' follow up novel to The Descendents about a grieving Colorado mother whose son was killed in a skiing avalanche and then starts a friendship with a mysterious young girl. The project is set up at Fox Searchlight with Helen Estabrook and Jason Reitman producing and planning to direct. Robertson recently adapted the 1994 satire Swimming With Sharks for E! with Kevin Spacey executive producing and… »
Diggs will play “Dr. Davis Albright,” one of the former members of a U.S. government-instituted secret think tank — the Doomsday Project — comprised of the most creative minds in science and entertainment, tasked solely with dreaming up man-made disaster scenarios and their possible solutions. Handsome and confident, he is an engineer and architect, formerly the youngest-ever head of disaster prevention for Fema. Fastidious, with expensive taste in clothes, he enjoys the finer things in life and is habitually well-dressed and not fond of forays into the field.
The ideas invented by the Doomsday Project were so dangerous that the list was sealed and the program shut down. But when a catastrophe occurs ripped from the pages of the missing doomsday book, the team is brought back years later to prevent the disasters of their own making.
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- Oriana Schwindt
The fifth and final season of Bates Motel just premiered on February 20th, but is now the right time to end the A&E Psycho prequel series?The drama stars Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates, the troubled son of Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga). The cast also includes Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, Olivia Cooke, Kenny Johnson, Nicola Peltz, Michael Vartan, Kathleen Robertson, Michael O’Neill, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Rebecca Creskoff, Michael Eklund, and Mike Vogel.Read More… »
4 items from 2017
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